I drive a 2008 Scion xD tire size 195/60 R16 can I switch to 205/60 R16 tires?

Can I use 205 60R16 instead of 195 60R16?

205/60R16 has a ~5% larger diameter than your 195/60R16. Assuming that they fit in your wheel arches, here are the effects you should be looking at: Your speedo will be off. You’d be driving 5% more than what it reads.

Can I fit 205 Tyres on 195 rims?

No, absolutely not. The 205/75–15 sized tire is way too tall for your vehicle if the OEM size is 195/60–15 sized tire. The taller sidewall tire would kill your turning and cornering capability.

What’s the difference between 195 and 205 Tyres?

205 is the perfect size for a 6.5″ rim, while 195 is the correct size for 6″ (according to the Tire Rack chart). But either will work fine on a 7″ wheel if you’re careful around curbs. The 195 is lighter, the 205 looks gnarlier… take your pick.

Can I replace tire with different size?

It’s possible to change the size of your tires without actually changing the diameter. One example is if you want larger rims – you can buy tires that compensate for the larger rims by reducing the “height” of the outer tire.

Can I use 205 60r16 instead of 205 55r16?

Yes. It will have a slightly lower sidewall height, but should work fine.

What is effect of changing tire size?

Wider Tire

It results in a wider contact patch which provides better lateral grip, more grip on hard braking, less vehicle roll in corners and gives an improved, low-profile cosmetic appearance. This type of change in tire size can also benefit trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles.

Does changing tire size affect transmission?

Essentially when you increase your tire and/or rim size you are changing the ratio of all the components involved in making your vehicle stop and go. This includes the drivetrain, transmission, brake system, and all the associated parts within those systems.